Dugger Man Arrested on Sexual Battery Charges

(DUGGER) – A Dugger man was arrested after Indiana State Police say he on two separate occasions sexually assaulted and physically injured two 17-year-old females in Sullivan County.

William Smith

Police say 20-year-old William Thomas Smith learned a warrant had been issued for his arrest on Tuesday and turned himself to Indiana State Police. He was booked and then posted bond and was released.

Smith is facing two counts of strangulation, two counts of sexual battery by force or imminent threat of force and two counts of battery resulting in bodily injury.

His initial hearing is November 20th at 9 a.m.

Indiana State Police began their investigation on August 13th after receiving a report from the Dugger Town Marshal about the crimes.